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Trade Wars: HF101's Trades 11-15



Poll: Who won?  

7 members have voted

  1. 1. Who won the Columbus vs Toronto Trade?

    • Columbus
    • Toronto

blog-0163124001329107901.jpgWelcome all, this is hf101 with the sixth installment of the Trade Wars. Thus far Habsguy26 and I have agreed on 5 of the 15 required trades between the Eastern and Western conference teams. As mentioned in the first blog, our goal is to complete this by the official trade deadline so we have our work cut out for us. Help us along by commenting on any of the proposed trades and please vote on any of the accepted trades.

Let me begin with the trade that is accepted from Habsguy26's last offers.

First offer: Accept

The Toronto Maple Leafs offer:

Clarke MacArthur, Tyler Bozak and a 2012 1st round pick

to The Columbus Blue Jackets for

Jeff Carter

I’m not ecstatic about this deal, but I accept it as a deal that will help Columbus in obtaining a decent all around skilled center for Nash. This will be Carter's third team in less than one year, it is time for him to play to his expectations. He should be happy now that he can now cruise the city with his buddy, Lupul. Columbus will be receiving a good 2-way center in Tyler Bozak. He should excel playing with Nash and his game should become more consistent. Bozak currently has 7 points in his last 5 games playing between Lupul and Kessel. MacArthur can also be an inconsistent player but has quality speed and solid instincts and can fit nicely on the second or third line for Columbus. And as Habs said, the 2012 first round pick will be between 10-20 in a deep draft. Hopefully this trade will achieve some consistency under the new head coach Richards.

In my previous blog I made an offer to Habsguy26 involving trading from the Edmonton Oilers Sam Gagner, Andy Sutton, Ben Eager and a third round pick in the 2012 draft to the Montreal Canadiens for Scott Gomez and Nathan Beaulieu he decided he didn't want to trade Beaulieu and offered me the following trade offer:

Montreal Canadiens offer:

Scott Gomez, Andrei Kostitsyn, Raphael Diaz, and Jarred Tinordi

To The Edmonton Oilers for

Sam Gagner, Ben Eager, and Magnus Paargarvi-Svensson

At this time I choose not to trade Gagner. Thus the above counter offer is declined

The other trades Habsguy26 proposed were as follows:

Second Offer: Decline

The Winnipeg Jets offer:

Blake Wheeler

to The Detroit Red Wings for

Justin Abdelkater, Landon Ferraro and a 2012 3rd round pick

As Wingnut commented Justin Abdelkader is a home-grown kid which has been Detroit's M.O. for years and he's been able to balance the right mix of skill and grit to make him an excellent winger on the third or fourth line, and he also always excels in the playoffs. Thus Detroit does not have an interest in this deal.

Instead I would like to offer a counter offer.

Counter Offer:

The Detroit Red Wings offer:

Petr Mrazek, Landon Ferraro and a 2012 3rd round pick

to Winnipeg Jets for

Johnny Oduya and Chris Mason

Chris Mason will make a nice backup goaltender for Detroit as they prepare for the playoffs, and Odula is a quality mobile defensive defenseman who wlll provide some depth to the blueline. The Jets receive a nice goal tender prospect who was signed to a three year entry level contract. They would also receive goaltending prospect Petr Mrazek who has been touted as an athletic competitor who does not give up on shots. Landon Ferraro as mentioned before in Habsguy26's last blog is projected to be a second line sniper.

Third Offer: Declined

The Boston Bruins offer

Zach Hamill and Steve Kampfer

to The Phoenix Coyotes for

Ray Whitney

Steve Kampher lacks the ideal size for the blueline position in the NHL. Although he has decent puck moving skills he has little else to offer. Hamill is somewhat undersized as well but does have decent playmaking abilities. The Coyotes feel neither of these two players would be ready to make an impact for their team in the very near future and thus I decline this offer but would like to make a counter offer.

Counter Offer:

The Phoenix Coyotes offer

Ray Whitney and a second round pick

To the Boston Bruins for

Jordan Caron

The Bruins would gain a savy veteran scoring winger who is on pace for 74 pts this season. The 39 year old Whitney has put up 8 points in his last 5 games. But adding this quality scoring winger will come at a steep price for the Bruins in one of their top prospects Jordan Caron who is a big, heavy power forward with poise and a defensive maturity beyond his years who is often compared to Mike Knuble.

Fourth Offer: Decline

The New Jersey Devils offer:

Zach Parise, Johan Hedberg and a 2012 7th round pick

To the Minnesota Wild for:

Josh Harding, Marek Zidlicky, Jarred Spurgeon, and Cal Clutterbuck

As I mentioned before a western team does not want to make an offer for Parise when he has every intention to test free agency this summer. The teams of interest will bid for his services without having to give up valuable assets or make an an offer after the season.

Fifth Offer: Decline

The Tampa Bay Lightning offer:

Ryan Malone, Mathieu Garon and Carter Ashton

To the St.Louis Blues for

Jaroslav Halak and T.J Oshie

If both teams were not playoff contenders this season I would make a minor adjustment and accept the deal. However the Blues are looking to be buyers to strengthen their team for a cup run. Trading away two key members of that team seems very unlikely. Halak may be a goaltender in the off season, but for now I would like him to stay with the Blues.

In summary I accepted one of the trades and made two counter offers. Now I will continue with the five new trades I am proposing.

First offer:

The Colorado Avalanche offer:

Kevin Porter

To the New York Islanders for

Milan Jurcina plus a conditional fifth round pick in the 2012 round draft if Jurcina doesn't sign with the Avalanche.

As the Avalanche prepare for the playoffs they are willing to sacrifice one of their young forwards to gain some defensive depth. Milan Jurcina has the ability to play an all around game. He takes up a lot of space in the defensive zone however is not known for his skating skills. Kevin Porter is versatile depth forward who can play all three forward positions who could play on the second or third line with the Lightening. He has great instincts and was a Hobey Baker award winner at the Univ of Michigan.

Second Offer:

The Dallas Stars offer:

Thomas Vincour

To the Carolina Hurricanes for

Tuomu Ruutu

Vincour is a sizeable, powerful forward with good hockey sense. He has good instincts at both ends of the ice and has the makings of a responsible player. He is projected to be a top 6 forward and could do well playing for the Hurricanes next season. Ruutu on the otherhand will add some offensive grit to the Stars right now on both the PP and PK as they prepare for the playoffs

Third Offer:

The San Jose Sharks offer:

Jamie McGinn and a Fourth Round pick in the 2012 draft

To the Montreal Candiens for

Travis Moen

McGinn can play a sound defensive game and also displays some scoring upside. He works very hard when on the ice and is also quite versatile up front. In the last 5 games McGinn has scored 5 points. Travis Moen will be a welcomed Shark once again. Moen will provide the sharks with some depth at center as a physical checking forward to propel this team far into the playoffs.

Fourth Offer:

The Anaheim Duck offer:

Saku Koivu plus a third round conditional pick if the Capitals do not play in the conference finals.

To the Washington Capitals for

Jeffery Schultz

Saku Koivu will provide the much needed depth at center for the Capitals. He makes things happen on the ice and tends to make his teammates better. He has plenty of leadership qualities and is good on face-offs. Still a quality playmaker, Koivu would like nothing better than to be given an opportunity to play for a team capable of winning the Stanley Cup. The Capitals have an excess of defensemen and often Schultz has been utilized as the seventh defenseman. Eventually Green and Poti will return and Schultz will see limited play. Schultz is a defenseman with good size and reach and is capable of playing a ton of minutes in all game situations. Usually keeps things simple in the defensive zone. I see this as a trade that is good for both teams.

Fifth Offer:

The Minnesota Wild offer:

Josh Harding

To the Tampa Bay Lightening for

Teddy Purcell and Carter Aston

I think this deal is quite obvious. Tampa receives a quality goaltender who could be the starter in Tampa for years to come. While the Wild obtain a forward who has decent offensive ability and can play either wing as they make an run to make the playoffs, and they will also acquire a top prospect who has good size and has a nose for the net.

Okay everyone so there it is. Habsguy26 has a total of seven offers to ponder over. Help us out and leave a comment and don't forget to vote!


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Strange.... could they have gotten lost in my multiple edits?

....I'm innocent until proven guilty. Seriously, though that is odd.

The poll actually says there were 4 votes made.

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